Additional Director-General of Police, Intelligence, T.P. Senkumar on Monday asked Chief Secretary E.K. Bharat Bhushan to inquire into the “malicious intention” that resulted in the publication of allegedly defamatory, baseless, and derogatory news reports against him in certain sections of the media.

He said the news reports, broadcast by a television channel and subsequently printed in a vernacular newspaper, wrongly insinuated that he cheated his way into the Indian Police Service in 1983 by falsely claiming to belong to a Scheduled Caste community.

Mr. Senkumar said he had enrolled purely on merit.